Every Nevada employer is responsible for making certain their employees are trained in safety procedures and covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Every business with even one employee is required to carry workers’ comp insurance and has a legal and moral responsibility to keep employees safe – even those employees they don’t realize they have.
Are you struggling to find and keep employees who come equipped with strong personal and interpersonal skills that you want or need them to have? You are not alone! Employers increasingly value these “soft skills” yet have trouble finding them in the candidate pool or developing them.
One thing Nevada legislators are eager to weigh in on is how businesses manage their employees. In for consideration are several employment bills that would, in many ways, dictate how you run your business and, certainly, how you interact with your employees.
Overall, the theme of this “Workplace Survival” game is flexibility. If you want to be an employee or an employer, there really is no stability. Here is how to stay alive if you choose to play. Choose your weapons wisely. Know your strengths and your weaknesses so you can adapt.
Does an agreement between an employer and an employee to resolve any employment disputes through individual arbitration (as opposed to through a class or collective action) violate the employee’s right to engage in protected concerted activity under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)? That is the issue before the U.S. Supreme Court as it heard its first oral argument of this term on the first Monday of October.
The NCET Small Business Expo connects small businesses and entrepreneurs with the help they need to help their companies grow. Anyone who invests even a few hours at the Small Business Expo will leave with an abundance of information and important networking contacts. Business owners will have the opportunity to talk with experts and visit with experienced and knowledgeable industry professionals.
By all accounts, the tech sector in Northern Nevada is booming. In part 1 of this series, we pointed out areas that are important to tech-savvy job seekers. These job and career factors are the initiating motivation for interviewing with your company. For out-of- town candidates, other critical factors also come into play. Immediately after deciding they are interested in your company, the candidate will start considering lifestyle, housing, cost of living, and family factors.